Etmopterus villosus


Hawaiian lanternshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Etmopteridae

Reference of the original description
GILBERT, C.H. (1905)
The aquatic resources of the Hawaiian Islands. Part II. The deep-sea fishes. Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission, 23 (2): 575–713, pl. 66–101

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Etmopterus villosus GILBERT, 1905

Etmopterus villosus
Holotype: USNM: 51583;

Description :

Citation: Etmopterus villosus GILBERT, 1905: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2019

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Etmopterus villosus GILBERT, 1905, © FAO,
Common names
spa Tollo lucero de Hawaii, fra \(T\) Sagre diablotin, eng Hawaiian lantern shark, eng Hawaiian lanternshark

Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaiian Islands. Source:

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
46.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [518])

benthopelagic; marine; depth range 280 - 1610 m [17640]

Description: Upper teeth in 27 transverse rows, most of the teeth functioning at the same time; each tooth with a central point and a pair of shorter lateral cusps; but one functional series of 29 teeth in mandible, forming an almost complete cutting edge, the single point of each tooth directed nearly horizontally away from the middle line [945];

shark-references Species-ID=2195;